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FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Learn all you need to know about LiveXchange!

Registration for the 2014 LiveXchange is now open! If your company has relocation or expansion plans, Business Facilities LiveXchange is your once-a-year opportunity to streamline...

FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.
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FIRST WORD: Turning the Page

With this issue, we mark the passing of Edgar T. Coene, founder and chairman of Group C Media and the man who created Business Facilities. From the September/October 2013 issue.

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation To Sponsor LiveXchange!

  San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014...

July/August 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 4)

In this year's rankings, the magazine has expanded and refined its energy related rankings to identify the states with the smallest carbon footprint. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: Shovel Ready Sites Are Growing From The Ground Up

Many locations are gaining an advantage in the battle for new projects with pre-certification programs for available sites. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Jason Hickey, Mark Williams to Speak at 2014 LiveXchange

Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, and Mark Williams, President, Strategic Development Group, have signed on to speak at the 2014 Business Facilities LiveXchange...

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Stephen Moret, Secretary, Louisiana Economic Development

Louisiana's Stephen Moret talks to BF editors about LED FastStart and Detroit climbs back into the game. From the July/August 2013 issue.

New Sponsor Joins LiveXchange!

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise of New York has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014...

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia – HDL Expands Offices, Labs At VA BioTechnology Research Park

The diagnostic leader will occupy nearly five football fields of space in its expanded research and office complex in the heart of downtown Richmond. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Illinois – Strong Demand Lifts Industrial Parks In Wheeling, IL

The economic outlook is positive as operations and employment continue to expand, and new industrial construction inquiries are streaming into Wheeling. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Missouri – Ford Invests $1.1 Billion In Kansas City Truck Plant...

Ford’s F-Series assembly line is adding more than 2,000 jobs to support high demand for F-150 trucks and new transit vans. From the July/August 2013 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

STATE FOCUS: Florida – Let The Sun Shine

The recession of 2008 left Florida overcast economically for years. Looks like it may be time to break out the shades. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Introducing The LiveXchange Referral Program

Simply give us the name of your colleague or have them register online. If your referral is approved as a delegate and attends LiveXchange, you’ll receive a $200 American Express gift card as our way of saying thank you.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

Edgar T. Coene, Group C Founder And Chairman, Dies At 83

A publishing entrepreneur whose 50-year career embraced innovation and public service.

BUSINESS REPORT: Kansas – Agricultural Biotechnology Research Is Growing In Kansas

As biotech continues to expand in the Sunflower State, consumer giants Staples, Starwood and a revived Hostess Bakery also call Kansas home. From the July/August 2013 issue.

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Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Sundance 2014 – Reconstructing Utah

"What if you woke up tomorrow and everything you'd come to know about Utah was gone?" Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert rallies a team of business and community leaders to highlight what makes Utah a top state for business. Enjoy this fast, fun movie trailer for "Reconstructing Utah!"

Latest Blog Posts

Alabama: Generating Growth From The Ground Up

Consumer trends are creating a groundswell for locally sourced foods, creating new opportunities for Alabama’s farmers to bring their products to market.

ADP To Create 1,600 Jobs In Orlando Region

The new office will create up to 1,600 new jobs within the next five years and result in a capital investment of $28 million.

Eurotranciatura USA Expanding In Tennessee

The steel company will create more than 170 new jobs and invest $12.6 million to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in Paris, TN.

Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.